Sunday, December 22, 2013


Deadline: JANUARY 13, 2014 (ONLINE), (EMAIL) or (HAND DELIVERY)

40 North Champaign County Arts Council

Champaign, IL
February 1 to April 31, 2014
May 1 to July 31, 2014

For as long as MTD has existed, its mission has been to seamlessly transport the rider from point A to point B. With MTD ART: Moving Pictures Through Your Neighborhood, they are focusing on a different type of transportation: transportation of the mind! The inclusion of art on all MTD buses is not to be understated. With this new collaborative program from 40 North, MTD, and Dixon Graphics, riders will be treated to the finest artwork that this community has to offer while selected artists will have the opportunity to share their talents with a whole new audience. It shows that transportation can be more than getting the rider from one spot to another -- it can also be an introduction to the transcendent power of art!

• Established and emerging artists are welcome to apply.
• Applicants must be based in Champaign County.
• Original artwork must fit appropriately within the format outlined below.
• Artwork must be of an appropriate nature for public family-friendly viewing.
• All genres, styles, and media will be considered.

Four selected artists will be featured on the interior overhead panels of every MTD bus for a period of approximately 3 months. A new set will be posted each quarter: November 1, February 1, May 1, and August 1.

Two sets of 4 works will be selected by a small jury -- 1 set will be featured starting February 1, 2014 through April 31, 2014 and the second set will be posted on May 1, 2014 through July 31, 2014.

Online application form:

Submission guidelines:

Visit website for full details:

For any questions about MTD Art, please contact Kelly White at, 217.351.9841